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2017-06-08 17:21 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Agreements and contracts, Disarmament, Nuclear weapons, Opposition motions,

Armes nucléaires, Désarmement, Ententes et contrats

Mr. Speaker, as is often the case, I find myself stuck between the fissile motion of the NDP and the facile position of the Conservatives. The last time the Conservatives ran a fighter procurement program, we largely lost our aviation industry, which took a long time to recover and we ended up with the Bomarc missile, which made us a temporary and not very effective nuclear power. I find it very consistent with the position we are hearing today, that nuclear weapons are essential for world peace, which is a position I do not necessarily agree with.

I am wondering what my colleague in the NDP thinks of that position and if he thinks the obvious logical conclusion we are hearing from the Conservatives is that, if every country had nuclear weapons, there would be world peace.

Monsieur le Président, comme c'est souvent le cas, je me retrouve entre la motion fissile du NPD et la position facile des conservateurs. La dernière fois que les conservateurs ont lancé un programme d’acquisition d’avions de chasse, nous avons perdu une grande partie de notre industrie de l’aviation. Il nous a fallu bien de temps pour nous en remettre, et nous nous sommes retrouvés avec le missile Bomarc, grâce auquel nous avons temporairement joui d’une puissance nucléaire, quoique pas très efficace. Je trouve que cela illustre bien ce que nous entendons aujourd’hui, soit que les armes nucléaires sont essentielles pour maintenir la paix dans le monde. Je ne suis pas tout à fait d’accord avec cette façon de voir.

Je me demande ce que mon collègue du NPD pense de cette position. Croit-il que la conclusion logique et évidente de ce que nous disent les conservateurs est que si tous les pays avaient des armes nucléaires, la paix régnerait dans le monde entier?

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Posted at 15:26 on June 08, 2017

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